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The Game Awards 2022 Nominees Announced

The Game Awards has announced the nominees for 2022, as chosen by a global jury of over 100 media publications and influencer outlets.

This information was officially announced by The Game Awards through their social media. If you are interested in events in the video game industry, you can check out our other articles here.

The Game Awards 2022 nominees, what are they?

The Game Awards has announced the nominees for 2022, as chosen by a global jury of over 100 media publications and influencer outlets.

This year’s nominations were led by Sony Interactive Entertainment, which was the most nominated publisher with 20 nominations across its games portfolio, followed by Annapurna Interactive and Nintendo with 11 nominations each, Bandai Namco Entertainment with 8 nominations, and Riot Games with 6 nominations.

Users can vote now in all categories through authenticated online voting on the official website, as well as through the official The Game Awards Voting Bot on Discord. Voting will end on 8 December 2022, at 09:00 WIB.

The Game Awards 2022 event will be streamed live on 8 December across more than 40 global video platforms with host Geoff Keighley.

Below are the nominees for The Game Awards 2022:

Game of the Year

  • A Plague Tale: Requiem (Asobo Studio / Focus Entertainment)
  • Elden Ring (FromSoftware / Bandai Namco Entertainment)
  • God of War Ragnarök (Santa Monica Studio / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Horizon Forbidden West (Guerrilla Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • STRAY (BlueTwelve Studio / Annapurna Interactive)
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (Monolith Soft / Nintendo)

Best Game Direction

  • Elden Ring (FromSoftware / Bandai Namco Entertainment)
  • God of War Ragnarök (Santa Monica Studio / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Horizon Forbidden West (Guerrilla Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • IMMORTALITY (Half Mermaid)
  • STRAY (BlueTwelve Studio / Annapurna Interactive)

Best Narrative

  • A Plague Tale: Requiem (Asobo Studio / Focus Entertainment)
  • Elden Ring (FromSoftware / Bandai Namco Entertainment)
  • God of War Ragnarök (Santa Monica Studio / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Horizon Forbidden West (Guerrilla Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • IMMORTALITY (Half Mermaid)

Best Art Direction

  • Elden Ring (FromSoftware / Bandai Namco Entertainment)
  • God of War Ragnarök (Santa Monica Studio / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Horizon Forbidden West (Guerrilla Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Scorn (Ebb Software / Kepler Interactive)
  • STRAY (BlueTwelve Studio / Annapurna Interactive)

Best Score and Music

  • A Plague Tale: Requiem (Olivier Deriviere, Composer)
  • Elden Ring (Tsukasa Saitoh, Composer)
  • God of War Ragnarök (Bear McCreary, Composer)
  • Metal: Hellsinger (Two Feathers, Composer)
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (Yasunori Mitsuda, Composer)

Best Audio Design

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II (Infinity Ward / Activision)
  • Elden Ring (FromSoftware / Bandai Namco Entertainment)
  • God of War Ragnarök (Santa Monica Studio / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Gran Turismo 7 (Polyphony Digital / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Horizon Forbidden West (Guerrilla Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Best Performance

  • Ashly Burch (Horizon Forbidden West)
  • Charlotte McBurney (A Plague Tale: Requiem)
  • Christopher Judge (God of War Ragnarök)
  • Manon Gage (IMMORTALITY)
  • Sunny Suljic (God of War Ragnarok)

Games for Impact

  • A Memoir Blue (Cloisters Interactive / Annapurna Interactive)
  • As Dusk Falls (Interior/Night / Xbox Game Studios)
  • Citizen Sleeper (Jump Over the Age / Fellow Traveller)
  • Endling: Extinction is Forever (Herobeat Studios / HandyGames)
  • Hindsight (Team Hindsight / Annapurna Interactive)
  • I Was a Teenage Exocolonist (Northway Games / Finji)

Best Ongoing Game

  • Apex Legends (Respawn Entertainment / Electronic Arts)
  • Destiny 2 (Bungie)
  • Final Fantasy XIV (Creative Business Unit III / Square Enix)
  • Fortnite (Epic Games)
  • Genshin Impact (HoYoverse)

Best Indie

  • Cult of the Lamb (Massive Monster / Devolver Digital)
  • Neon White (Angel Matrix / Annapurna Interactive)
  • Sifu (Sloclap)
  • STRAY (BlueTwelve Studio / Annapurna Interactive)
  • TUNIC (TUNIC Team / Finji)

Best Mobile Game

  • Apex Legends Mobile (Lightspeed Studios / Respawn Entertainment / Electronic Arts)
  • Diablo Immortal (Blizzard Entertainment / NetEase Games)
  • Genshin Impact (HoYovese)
  • MARVEL SNAP (Second Dinner Studios / Nuverse)
  • Tower of Fantasy (Hotta Studio / Perfect World / Level Infinite)

Best Community Support

  • Apex Legends (Respawn Entertainment / Electronic Arts)
  • Destiny 2 (Bungie)
  • Final Fantasy XIV (Creative Business Unit III / Square Enix)
  • Fortnite (Epic Games)
  • No Man’s Sky (Hello Games)

Innovation in Accessibility

  • As Dusk Falls (Interior/Night / Xbox Game Studios)
  • God of War Ragnarök (Santa Monica Studio / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Return to Monkey Island (Terrible Toybox / Devolver Digital)
  • The Last of Us Part I (Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • The Quarry (Supermassive Games / 2K)

Best Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality

  • After the Fall (Vertigo Games)
  • Among Us VR (Schell Games / InnerSloth)
  • BONELAB (Stress Level Zero)
  • Moss: Book II (Polyarc)
  • Red Matter 2 (Vertical Robot)

Best Action Game

  • Bayonetta 3 (Platinum Games / Nintendo)
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II (Infinity Ward / Activision)
  • Neon White (Angel Matrix / Annapurna Interactive)
  • Sifu (Sloclap)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge (Tribute Games / Dotemu)

Best Action / Adventure

  • A Plague Tale: Requiem (Asobo Studio / Focus Entertainment)
  • God of War Ragnarök (Santa Monica Studio / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Horizon Forbidden West (Guerrilla Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • STRAY (BlueTwelve Studio / Annapurna Interactive)
  • TUNIC (TUNIC Team / Finji)

Best Role-Playing

  • Elden Ring (FromSoftware / Bandai Namco Entertainment)
  • LIVE A LIVE (historia / Square Enix)
  • Pokémon Legends: Arceus (Game Freak / Nintendo / The Pokémon Company)
  • Triangle Strategy (Artdink / Square Enix)
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (Monolith Soft / Nintendo)

Best Fighting

  • DNF Duel (Arc System Works / Eighting / Neople / Nexon)
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R (CyberConnect 2 / Bandai Namco Entertainment)
  • The King of Fighters XV (SNK)
  • MultiVersus (Player First Games / Warner Bros. Games)
  • Sifu (Sloclap)

Best Family

  • Kirby and the Forgotten Land (HAL Laboratory / Nintendo)
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Traveller’s Tales / WB Games)
  • Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (Ubisoft Milan / Paris / Ubisoft)
  • Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
  • Splatoon 3 (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

Best Simulation / Strategy

  • Dune: Spice Wars (Shiro Games / Funcom)
  • Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (Ubisoft Milan / Ubisoft Paris / Ubisoft)
  • Total War: Warhammer III (Creative Assembly / SEGA)
  • Two Point Campus (Two Point Studios / SEGAA)
  • Victoria 3 (Paradox Development Studio / Paradox Interactive)

Best Sports / Racing

  • F1 22 (Codemasters / EA Sports)
  • FIFA 23 (EA Vancouver / Romania / EA Sports)
  • NBA 2K23 (Visual Concepts / 2K Sports)
  • Gran Turismo 7 (Polyphony Digital / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • OlliOlli World (Roll7 / Private Division)

Best Multiplayer

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II (Infinity Ward / Activision)
  • MultiVersus (Player First Games / WB Games)
  • Overwatch 2 (Blizzard Entertainment)
  • Splatoon 3 (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge (Tribute Games / Dotemu)

Content Creator of the Year

  • Karl Jacobs
  • Ludwig
  • Nibellion
  • Nobru
  • QTCinderella

Best Debut Indie

  • Neon White (Angel Matrix / Annapurna Interactive)
  • NORCO (Geography of Robots / Raw Fury)
  • STRAY (BlueTwelve Studio / Annapurna Interactive)
  • TUNIC (TUNIC Team / Finji)
  • Vampire Survivors (poncle)

Best Adaptation

  • Arcane: League of Legends (Fortiche / Riot Games / Netflix)
  • Cyberpunk: Edgerunners (Studio Trigger / CD Projekt RED / Netflix)
  • The Cuphead Show! (Studio MDHR / King Features Syndicate / Netflix)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Sega Sammy Group / Paramount Pictures)
  • Uncharted (PlayStation Productions / Sony Pictures)

Most Anticipated

  • Final Fantasy XVI (Creative Business Unit III / Square Enix)
  • Hogwarts Legacy (Avalanche Software / Warner Bros. Games)
  • Resident Evil 4 (Capcom)
  • Starfield (Bethesda Game Studios / Bethesda Softworks)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

Best eSports Game

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (Valve)
  • DOTA 2 (Valve)
  • League of Legends (Riot Games)
  • Rocket League (Psyonix / Epic Games)
  • VALORANT (Riot Games)

Best eSports Athlete

  • Jeong “Chovy” Ji-hoon (Gen.G, League of Legends)
  • Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok (T1, League of Legends)
  • Finn “karrigan” Andersen ( (FaZe Clan, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
  • Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev (Natus Vincere, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
  • Jacob “Yay” Whiteaker (Cloud9, VALORANT)

Best eSports Team

  • DarkZero Esports (Apex Legends)
  • FaZe Clan (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
  • Gen.G (League of Legends)
  • LA Thieves (Call of Duty)
  • LOUD (VALORANT)

Best eSports Coach

  • Andrii “B1ad3” Horodenskyi (Natus Vincere, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
  • Matheus “bzkA” Tarasconi (LOUD, VALORANT)
  • Erik “d00mbr0s” Sandgren (FPX, VALORANT)
  • Robert “RobbaN” Dahlström (FaZe Clan, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
  • Go “Score” Dong-bin (Gen.G, League of Legends)

Best eSports Event

  • EVO 2022
  • 2022 League of Legends World Championship
  • PGL Major Antwerp 2022
  • The 2022 Mid-Season Invitational
  • VALORANT Champions 2022

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